Ellen Mueller

Spring Semester 2017 Re-Cap

by Ellen Mueller on April 30, 2017, no comments

3D Design Class Spring 2017

The semester went really well! In 3D Design we focused on moldmaking/casting, 3D printing, woodworking/sewing, inflatables (pictured above). In Drawing II/Adv Drawing we focused on copying/synthesizing/morphing, as well as figure drawing and color (pictured below).

Hannah Schoolcraft

Copy stage of the Copy/Synth/Morph assignment

In Video Art we went on a field trip to DC to see the Bill Viola exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, in addition to making a bunch of videos (pictured below).

DC field trip spring 2017

Photo Credit: Jada Bisset and Rachel Griffith

Moving to U Mass Dartmouth

by Ellen Mueller on April 27, 2017, no comments

Star Store Campus - downtown New Bedford. Many of the spacious, well-lit studio facilities offer stunning views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

Star Store Campus – downtown New Bedford. Many of the studio facilities offer views of the New Bedford Historical National Park and Atlantic Ocean.

I’m excited to announce, I’ve landed a job at U Mass Dartmouth as a full time lecturer of studio art/social practice! For those unfamiliar with the field, social practice focuses on social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. I’ll be moving over the summer, and will start teaching in the fall.

dartmouth

College of Visual & Performing Arts – main campus building

Serial Box Video Festival

by Ellen Mueller on April 22, 2017, no comments

Chief Resource Management Officer Series: Rocks

Good news! “Chief Resource Management Officer Series” has been selected as one of the featured videos in the latest edition of the Serial Box Festival in Columbia, Missouri. They jury selected only 7 featured videos (plus eighteen non-featured) from more than 313 entries from 24 countries.

The videos will be screened before an outdoor audience gathered outside the Serial Box storefront as well as drivers and pedestrians who happen to be passing by. Videos are rear projected onto the plate-glass window at night, glowing and accessible to viewers and passersby. My video will be screened on the evenings of May 18-19, 2017. Screenings will also loop for 2 straight days on weekends between now and the end of December.

 

Social Practice in Foundations – FATE conference

by Ellen Mueller on March 27, 2017, no comments

"Vanilla Utopia" Performance, Nov 19, 2015

Beyond the Core, FATE’s 16th Biennial Conference takes place in Kansas City. I’ll be chairing a panel on Friday, Apr 7, 2017 at 9am entitled, “Social Practice in Foundations.” Here’s the abstract:

“Social practice focuses on social engagement and collaboration with individuals, communities, and institutions as a form of participatory art. With the constant evolution of art and design foundations, where and how does this contemporary art form fit in? This panel seeks submissions that address strategies for introducing social practice as part of foundations programs. Topics of investigation could include, but are not limited to, project/assignment outlines and analysis, critique strategies, art historical analysis of pedagogical approaches, case studies examining existing curricular structures and how social practice fits into these, etc.”

Panelists include:

Sunny Spillane https://vpa.uncg.edu/bios/sunny-spillane

Karen Gergely http://cargocollective.com/KarenGergely

Nada Shalaby http://www.nadashalaby.com/

Hugh Merrill http://www.hughmerrill.com/

 

“The End” at Small Craft Advisory Press

by Ellen Mueller on March 14, 2017, no comments

It was my pleasure to visit Small Craft Advisory Press on March 9-10, 2017 to collaborate with Denise Bookwalter, AB Gorham, and Kevin Curry on a new performance entitled, The End. We spent two days gathering individual views on the end of the world, both on a global and a personal scale. You can also participate online – please spread the word!

This information will be compiled into a pocket guide, available as a limited edition artist’s book produced by Small Craft Advisory Press. Visit SCAP on Facebook or at their website.

Logo for The End